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KUWAIT CITY, Dec 4: Kuwait International Airport’s Sheikh Saad Terminal 3 (T3) will be closed for construction of a new passenger terminal (T2) starting in January, the country’s Civil Aviation Authority said on Wednesday. The road leading to T3 will also be closed, while all Dubai-based budget carrier Flydubai flights will shift to Terminal 1 from Dec 15 onwards, it added. (KUNA)

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 2: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, on Monday paid a visit to Al-Jahra Nature Reserve. Prince William was hosted by Director General of the Environment Public Authority (EPA) Sheikh Abdullah Ahmad Al- Hamoud Al-Sabah. He also had a tour in the reserve where he was briefed on the wildlife and plants.

 Deputy Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs and head of the accompanying honorary mission Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah accompanied Prince William during the visit. (KUNA)
Source: Arab Times

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 2: Director of Central Department for Initial Care in Ministry of Health Dr Rihab Al-Watyan announced the kickoff of a new process for receiving applications of sick leaves and medical reports via an app on smartphones, reports Al-Anba daily.

 

She explained that sick employees must go to the clinic where they will receive a username and password. They must use an app on the smart phones to send the application for a medical report or a sick leave.

The sick leave will be authenticated via a QR code, and the signature of a doctor or the head of the clinic will not be required. Dr Al-Watyan indicated that this app is currently in the testing phase for a period of three months in clinics of Capital area as well as Amiri Hospital, adding that creation of an automated interface with Civil Service Commission (CSC) and all relevant institutions in Kuwait is underway.

 

Earlier, informed sources had revealed that Ministry of Interior was planning to set a fee of KD 1 for certifying sick leaves issued by private hospitals and clinics to employees of the public sector, reports Aljarida daily. They explained that the ministry is coordinating with the CSC in order to issue a circular in this regard to all state institutions. Sick leaves will be certified by the medical council of the Ministry of Health.

Uncertified sick leaves will not be considered and the employee will be recorded as absent. This step is aimed at bringing an end to the manipulation of the facility and the phenomenon of fake sick leaves, especially after noting a huge number of sick leaves being issued by private hospitals and medical centers in the last two years.

It was also discovered that sick leaves were obtained with the payment of certain amount of money.

The sources affirmed that the ministry is working on specifying bank accounts for private hospitals and medical centers to enter the sick leaves directly in the automated system linked to the integrated systems through which the sick leaves will be audited and certified.

Source: Arab Times

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 27: 

Personnel from the Criminal Investigation Department have arrested seven Indian nationals for forging documents and certificates using fake Indian Embassy seals.

All the arrested persons are from Andhra Pradesh and are believed to be members of a large documents forging gang, reports Al-Rai daily quoting daijiworld. com, an Indian web portal.

 

The daily said according to the portal the Kuwaiti Investigation Department arrested the culprits near the embassy premises while they were allegedly attesting the certificates and documents. According to the portal, the investigation team also found that the culprits were skilled in forging and issuing driving licence.

As part of the investigation, the authorities approached one of the culprits on the pretext of attesting a document to get a driving license. While the required service was given after three days, the person was caught red handed. The other six persons from the gang were arrested subsequently.

The investigation team then raided the residence of the suspects and found the seals of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Foreign Affairs and high resolution printer which was used to forge the certificates and documents being issued in the name of the Embassy.

The culprits, as a team, were working through WhatsApp. Deals were done through WhatsApp voice clips. The seal of the Indian Embassy and the signatures of the officials were forged using high resolution techniques.

The Kuwait Foreign Ministry’s seal was also forged. It is estimated that they earned up to 50,000 dinars per month. The investigation team recovered items including cash, gold and expensive watches from their homes.

Source Arab Times

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 27: According to a study conducted by Global System for Mobile Telecommunications, Kuwait is lagging in the field of cyber-security compared to the remaining GCC countries, reports Al- Rai daily.

 

Stressing that there are no specific laws to protect data in Kuwait, the study indicated that there have been limited verdicts related to cyber-security law and e-transactions.

It stated that developments in data protection are expected in the future. As per the study, Kuwait is in 3rd place within the Arabian Gulf region in terms of subscription rates for telecommunication services, which is 78 percent as of end of first half of this year.

 

Qatar and the United Arab Emirates share the first place with 85 percent, and Bahrain takes second place with 80 percent.

Source: Arab times

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 16: General Traffic Department affiliated to Ministry of Interior will today launch an online service for the renewal of driving licenses, reports Al-Seyassah daily.

Those seeking to renew their licenses can visit the website of Ministry of Interior where they have to carry out the necessary procedures. After they complete the procedures, they will be able to receive their licenses from the self-service machines which will be installed in various locations.

In the initial phase, the machines will be installed in the Avenues Mall in Shuwaikh area, Al-Kout Mall in Fahaheel area, service centers at Ministry of Interior, and General Department for Traffic Violations in Capital and Hawally areas.

Source: Arab Times

KUWAIT CITY – A 3.4-magnitude earthquake was recorded on Friday night in the northern region of Rawdatain, reports Kuwaiti National Seismic Network.
Dr. Abdullah Al-Enezi, at the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), said in a statement that the quake struck at 9:19 pm

Al-Enezi added that aftershocks were recorded of this earthquake ranging between 1.2 and 2.2 on the Richter scale, pointing out that some citizens and residents of (Abdali) felt this earthquake.

Source: Arab Times

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